This was an alternative name for the gaol in the Bargate. In the Middle Ages the Bargate was used as a felons' gaol and in the 16th and 17th centuries there was also a debters' prison here. The south east compartment bears clear traces of such use in the garderobe cell, separated by a 15th century ‘parler’. In the south west compartment the 14th century graffiti on the window jamb suggest a similar medieval use.


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